|Girls, get in on the cricket action|
|Around the Academy:
Cricket isn't just a game for boys anymore.
More and more girls are getting into the beautiful game - and giving the boys a good run for their money!
Whether you just want to play for fun or be right up there challenging for honours, there's a place for everyone.
Here's some handy hints from the Academy on how to start playing women's cricket.
England and Wales
The England and Wales Cricket Board is responsible for getting more girls playing cricket.
They have regional development officers around the country who should be able to give you all the information you need about getting started.
Check out their website for more information:
For more information on how to find your local club, contact:
Pauline Peel, Durham County Cricket Ground, Riverside, Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham DH3 3QR
Helen Pugh, Nottinghamshire County Cricket Ground, Trent Bridge, Nottingham NG2 6AG
Jackie Summers, Exeter City Football Club, St. James' Park, Exeter, Devon EX4 6PX
Andrew Wheeler, Bridge House, 23 Bridge Street, St Ives, Cambridgeshire PE27 5EH
Cricket Scotland is responsible for getting more girls into cricket.
They have all the contact details on their website:
The Northern Cricket Union looks after the game in Northern Ireland.
If you want to start playing, click here to find out who to contact:
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